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Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Rains Came (Doug Sahm Month)

The Rains Came, written by the fabled Texas music man Huey P. Meaux, was originally recorded in 1962 as a tender ballad by Big Sambo And The House Wreckers and released as the flipside of their storming R&B stomper At The Party.  Hear them both (in the same clip) over on YouTube.

The Sir Douglas Quintet got hold of it three years later and turned it into a unbelievably catchy organ-led rocker.  As with the Big Sambo version, Meaux was handling the production duties.


pterosonus said...

Looking forward to each day's post.His oupuy was porlific so I know I'm in for some ear benders. Thanx

Anonymous said...

D Sahm was BIG in Holland too, 70s 80s 90s, his american uncommercial LPs on sale here in cut-out bargains ....v.p.r.o. radio playing him like mad....bye, amsterdamman

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

How is it possible that Doug Sahm along with Link Wray and Steve Miller are not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame but Guns N Roses is? What kind of a world do we live in?? "Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain!"

Anonymous said...

Steve Miller?! (and I'm from Big D) Two out of three ain't bad!